Ryan Adams had a big year at bat for Bowie

Ryan Adams had a big year at bat for Bowie
There have been some questions, at times, about his defense, but Ryan Adams can hit. The 23-year-old, O's second-round pick out of Louisiana high school in 2006 hammered that point home big time this year at Double-A Bowie. At times, he hammered Eastern League pitching, batting .298-15-68 with 43 doubles and an .829 OPS. Adams led or tied for the league lead in hits, doubles and extra-base hits and finished tied for 8th in batting average. "Feel like the season went well. I put a lot of...
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The O's instructional league roster

The O's instructional league roster
Here is the list of the 15 players that will take part in the O's instructional league workouts at Camden Yards that begin on Monday. The camp will run for two weeks. Catchers: Riley Hornback, 12th round pick, 2010 Tanner Murphy, 22nd round pick, 2010 Michael Ohlman, 11th round pick, 2009 Wynston Sawyer, 8th round pick, 2010 Infielders: Mychal Givens, 2nd round pick, 2009 L.J. Hoes, 3rd round pick, 2008 Manny Machado, 1st round pick, 2010 Connor Narron, 5th round pick, 2010 Jonathan Schoop,...
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Clubhouse quotes after the O's extra-innings win over New York

Clubhouse quotes after the O's extra-innings win over New York
Some O's post-game quotes after their 4-3, 11-inning win over the Yankees in a game they trailed 3-1 heading to the last of the eighth. It's just the Yankees second loss all year when leading after eight innings and they are now 77-2 in those situations. The Orioles are now 3-79 when trailing after eight frames. Luke Scott's homer in the ninth off Mariano Rivera was just the second he has allowed this year. The other was vs. Minnesota's Jason Kubel on May 16. Scott had been 1 for 12 vs....
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O's rally vs. Rivera, beat Yankees, 4-3 in 11

O's rally vs. Rivera, beat Yankees, 4-3 in 11
Luke Scott's homer leading off the last of the 9th off Mariano Rivera tied the game 3-3 and he doubled and scored the winning run in the last of the 11th as the Orioles beat the Yankees 4-3 today in front of 39,537 at Camden Yards. After Scott's double to left leading off the last of the 11th, Ty Wigginton ripped an RBI single into the gap in right center off David Robertson to score Scott and give the O's a walk-off win. It's their 12th walk-off win of the year and 6th under Buck...
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Can't defend a walk

Can't defend a walk
After a stretch where O's starters posted nine quality starts over ten games, now they have two games in a row without one. After Jeremy Guthrie allowed six runs last night, Chris Tillman gave up six walks today. He allowed three runs over 3 2/3 and the O's trail 3-1 in the 6th as once again they can't seem to hit Andy Pettitte. Here is an interesting Tillman stat. Over his last two starts, the opposing hittters are batting just .121 against him with four hits in 33 at bats. The Yankees...
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Challenging Pettitte

Challenging Pettitte
Andy Pettitte is 27-6, 3.57 all time vs. the Orioles in 41 games, 39 starts, covering 247 1/3 innings. In his only previous start vs. the O's this year, he beat them 7-5 on May 5th, allowing just one run over five innings. Pettitte is pitching in the Majors for the first time since he left a start on July 18 vs. the Mariners in the third inning with a strained left groin and later went on the DL. He recently pitched nine innings, allowing two runs over two rehab starts, with Double-A...
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Andino gets his chance and runs with it

Andino gets his chance and runs with it
Robert Andino, a player who was dropped from the O's 40-man roster in April, is now impressing his manager and perhaps laying the groundwork for a shot at a roster spot in 2011. Andino has proven to be versatile, while at the same time showing pop in his bat, in the chances he has gotten in recent days. "I'm just going out here and playing hard. They've given me an opportunity and I put my time in, put my work in. Just go out, have fun and play hard." On Saturday night, Andino had...
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Guthrie on his outing vs. New York

Guthrie on his outing vs. New York
After going 3-0, 0.81 and allowing just two runs total over his last three starts, tonight Jeremy Guthrie gave up six runs, one off his season high in an 11-3 loss to the Yankees. Guthrie gave up two runs and two hits in the opening inning. "That more than anything, probably set the tone. If I get out of that, you're rocking and rolling and going forward from there. "My command wasn't great, that was evident from the first pitch on. I didn't throw the ball very often where I was...
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Yankees get to Guthrie, top Orioles, 11-3

Yankees get to Guthrie, top Orioles, 11-3
The Orioles run of excellent starting pitching came to an end tonight as Jeremy Guthrie was touched for six runs as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 11-3 in front of a sellout crowd of 48,775 at Camden Yards. Jorge Posada's two-run single in the first gave New York the lead and Robinson Cano added a two-run homer in the fifth as Guthrie gave up six runs and seven hits over five innings. Guthrie falls to 10-14, 3.92 and failed to pitch six or more innings for the first time in 12 starts. He is...
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A six-spot vs. Guts (updating Andino)

A six-spot vs. Guts (updating Andino)
Jeremy Guthrie had been pitching so well, but when he gave up a two-run homer to Robinson Cano in the 5th, New York moved ahead 6-2. They have scored in four of their five at bats vs. the O's righty, who has allowed six runs on seven hits through five frames. Guthrie was 7-2, 2.29 in 11 starts since the All-Star break, but entered with a 3-8, 5.33 mark in 13 career starts vs. New York. It feels like a long time since he has given up six runs in a start, but it happened on August 18 and 24th...
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Jeter hit, A-Rod still running

Jeter hit, A-Rod still running
Is there some bad blood now festering between the O's and Yankees? Derek Jeter was hit to start this game. This ball actually did hit him. No, really it did. Later in the inning, when Alex Rodriguez scored the second run on a Jorge Posada two-run single, he crossed home plate and kept running. Right toward the O's dugout. I mean he got within a few feet of it and was close enough to high five Buck Showalter. That had to get under the Orioles skin, I would think and hope. Seemed over...
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The Arrieta numbers

The Arrieta numbers
With the Orioles deciding today that Jake Arrieta's season is over, here are his Major League numbers in some detail from this year. Arrieta told reporters today he has a bone spur in his right elbow, it does not cause him pain or any problems when pitching, he said, but he will undergo a procedure to remove it and Arrieta will not pitch any more this year. *Arrieta was 6-6, 4.66 in 18 Orioles starts. *Over 100 1/3 innings, he allowed 106 hits, 9 homers, 48 walks, had 52 strikeouts and a...
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Arrieta says bone spur is not a problem

Arrieta says bone spur is not a problem
O's pitcher Jake Arrieta revealed this afternoon that he has a bone spur in his right elbow. He said it does not impact his pitching and he has no pain from it, but the Orioles are considering Arrieta undergo a procedure to have it removed. "I've got a bone spur and I've had it for years. It's never bothered me. I think they just want to monitor it and make sure it's not getting any bigger. I think if it does, they might take it out. "They could shave it off. It's limited my...
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O's now try to bounce back from a gut-wrenching loss

O's now try to bounce back from a gut-wrenching loss
So the Orioles are 9-3 in their last 12 games. Two of the losses have come vs. the Yankees with Koji on the mound in the ninth inning. The other came at Detroit, when the O's led 2-1 going to the last of the eightth, but gave up five runs. They were several outs away over three games from a possible 12-game winning streak. That would have been one uplifting win for the Orioles had they held on Friday night. They would have been 4-1 in their last five games versus the Yankees with a win...
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Millwood and Koji talk about the loss to the Yankees

Millwood and Koji talk about the loss to the Yankees
For the second time in eight games, the Yankees beat Koji Uehara and the Orioles on a ninth inning homer. A-Rod's three-run shot off Koji on a 2-2 pitch gave the Yankees a 4-3 comeback win over the Orioles on a night when the O's were a strike away from a win over the New Yorkers. "I feel bad. The pitch before the home run, the fastball inside, I didn't get that call. Little disappointed," Koji said through his interpreter. He was asked again if he felt that 1-2 pitch to A-Rod, the...
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A-Rod's three-run homer in the 9th sinks the Birds, 4-3

A-Rod's three-run homer in the 9th sinks the Birds, 4-3
Down to their last out and last strike tonight, New York's Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to left off Koji Uehara to give the Yankees a stunning, 4-3 comeback win over the Orioles tonight in front of 32,874 at Camden Yards. The O's took a 3-1 lead to the 9th, but Koji gave up singles to Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson. He faced A-Rod with two on and out and just missed on an inside fastball on the 1-2 count. The next pitch sailed over the left field fence to give the Yankees the...
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Did the umps miss another one involving Jeter?

Did the umps miss another one involving Jeter?
With runners on first and second and none out in the O's second inning, Adam Jones hit a grounder to first. Mark Teixeira fielded the ball and threw to Derek Jeter covering the bag at second. Replays showed that the ball quickly popped out of Jeter's glove, but an out was ruled by second base ump Paul Nauert. I guess he was ruling that the ball was coming out of the glove as Jeter was reaching in to get it. Didn't look that way to me. The O's still had a chance with runners on first...
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Troy Patton still waiting for his chance

Troy Patton still waiting for his chance
Left-hander Troy Patton is back with the Orioles, for the third time, but still waiting to get into his first game. He was with the club for just one day, on July 21st, then returned from August 1-8 and was recalled on September 7th. "I'm just waiting, they keep telling me to be ready. I've never been in this situation. But I'm here. So, that's the biggest thing, I'm here and I'll wait my turn." Patton is trying to stay game ready by throwing bullpen sessions, but doesn't want to...
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Mahoney on winning the Brooks Robinson award

Mahoney on winning the Brooks Robinson award
He wasn't on Baseball America's list of the O's top 30 prospects in the pre-season, but he will be now. Joe Mahoney is at Camden Yards tonight to receive his Brooks Robinson O's Minor League Player of the Year award. "Great honor. To get the call was definitely a good day. It means a lot. The Orioles are a great organization and for them to give me this award speaks a lot about the year I've had. "I've come a long way and been working hard. Trying to be the future first baseman...
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Britton on his award and the call that didn't come

Britton on his award and the call that didn't come
Zach Britton is at Camden Yards tonight. But to get an award and not pitch in a game, like he had hoped. Britton was named the winner today of the O's Jim Palmer award, which goes to their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Britton went 10-7, 2.70 between Bowie and Norfolk and was hoping he'd pitch for the Orioles this month as a September callup. "This experience of not coming up here in September is going to light a fire under my butt and push me to try and win a spot in spring...
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